Why Matcha Equals 10 Cups of Green Tea!
Making matcha is a traditional, yet modern (and tasty) tea ritual that also offers a mega dose of antioxidants.
Research into matcha green tea shows that it’s packed with more antioxidants than other types of tea or superfoods. One serving is equal to ten cups of regular steeped green tea!
With matcha, you consume the entire leaf in powdered form, dissolved into water. Because of that, it lets you take in all of the nutrients held in the tea leaf.
Matcha is full of complexities; it’s sweet and savory, nutty and creamy. Try all of ours, from the oh so satisfying fruity Peach Matcha, to the Ceremonial Matcha with notes of cocoa, to the toasty, brothy Matcha Genmaicha.
Matcha Health Benefits
Antioxidants are the body’s defense agents that may help prevent aging effects and chronic diseases. Matcha contains potent antioxidants known as catechins, In particular, the catechin EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). Catechins help counteract the effects of free radicals from the likes of pollution, UV rays, radiation, and chemicals, which can lead to cell damage.
Among its many health benefits, matcha:
- Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCG
- Provides vitamin C, zinc and magnesium
- Supports your immune system
- Promotes jitter-free energy
- Boosts the metabolism
- Calms the mind
- Is rich in fiber
- May aid in concentration
- May help lower cholesterol and blood sugar
Matcha is also rich in L-Theanine, an amino acid that promotes focus and relaxation. Sip a cup of this rich green tea to help restore your balance and well-being.
How to Make Matcha
Here’s how to make the perfect cup in three simple steps. Settle into the moment. Bring water to a simmer, rinse your tea tools, warm your cup and whisk a foamy bowl of green tea.
- Watch the water temperature. It’s important: 160-175 degrees is ideal.
- Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon green tea powder per 1 cup of hot water.
- Whisk well using a bamboo whisk, in a zig-zag motion.
Interested in trying more green teas? Try our Green Tea Sampler for a flavorful intro to five vibrant teas.
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